As the fall semester nears its end, NIU Athletics would like to invite all NIU faculty and staff to join us for a number of exciting games of Division I basketball, on us.
To thank faculty and staff for their commitment to the university, NIU Athletics will provide them with two complimentary general admission tickets to attend any and all Faculty-Staff Appreciation Nights at NIU men’s and women’s basketball games.
The men’s basketball home opener will be on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. The men’s team will play Indiana State. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, there will be an opening doubleheader starting with the women’s basketball team playing Milwaukee at 5:30 p.m. That game will be followed by the men’s team playing Idaho at 8 p.m.
There will be several holiday doubleheaders in store for Huskie basketball fans starting on Thanksgiving weekend when the men’s team plays UIC at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 26. Following that game, the women’s team will take the court, playing Illinois State at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 31, at 3:30 p.m., the women’s basketball team will play Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. The men’s team will play Illinois Springfield at 3:30 p.m. All games are played at the NIU Convocation Center.
The men’s basketball team is entering the sixth season under Head Coach Mark Montgomery. The Huskies are coming off a 21-win season and a post-season invitation for only the fourth time in school history. The Huskies were 18-1 at the Convocation Center in 2015-16 season. The Huskies play with excitement and energy every time they hit the floor and have a great nucleus of players returning this season.
The women’s basketball team enters their second year under Head Coach Lisa Carlsen and the Huskies return four starters and nine total letter winners from last season. This year marks the 60th season of NIU women’s basketball and the program will highlight a number of initiatives throughout this year to honor each decade of Huskie Women’s Basketball. Fans can expect to see a fast-paced brand of basketball with a dynamic in-game atmosphere.
To secure your tickets, print the email sent to you earlier and bring your OneCard ID to the NIU Convocation Center Ticket Office – open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Should you need more than two, additional tickets may be purchased for $4 to the men’s game and $3 to each women’s game by calling 815-753-PACK and asking for “Faculty Day” tickets. This offer will be available until two hours prior to tip-off. After that time, additional tickets will be available for regular, single game pricing of $10 (men) and $8 (women) at the Ticket Office.
Thank you and we hope you will join us at the Convocation Center for NIU Basketball!